Six Degrees Records Announces New Album by David Starfire: "Ascend"
David Starfire’s new album, Ascend, is his most “live” project to date. Starfire’s previous efforts for Six Degrees – the five-track EP Bombay Beatz and debut full-length Bollyhood Bass – were predominantly his own doing. Ascend is more of a collaborative effort, bringing in more live musicians instead of relying on loops and samples. Ascend takes Starfire’s trademark fusion of Electronica mixed with Indian and Arabic influences to new levels of excitement. This time however, David is working with a dizzying cast of musical characters, including hip hop pioneer, Afrika Bambaataa, label-mates Cheb i Sabbah & Natacha Atlas, Desert Dwellers and vocalists iCatching and Sheila Govindarajan. Starfire’s live aesthetic, merging with beat-driven dance textures is perfectly at home at the varied venues he’s performed at, including Coachella, Lightning in a Bottle and Burning Man.